Experienced Developer

Location: St Joseph, Missouri
Opening ID: 25249
Job Family: Engineer
Date Posted: Nov 19, 2021


Job Description

Why Join Altec?

Altec’s Core Controls Hardware Design team is looking for a Staff Controls Developer to join the team located in St. Joseph, MO. As a Staff Controls Developer, you will design, develop, and deploy electronic hardware technologies and systems for embedded controls on Altec products. In addition, you will develop the leadership skills necessary to provide technical project oversight within the department.

Building on over 90 years of growth and success, Altec specializes in the design, manufacture, sale, and service of aerial devices, digger derricks, cranes, and specialty equipment, supporting customers in over 100 countries throughout the world.  Altec is an innovative, financially sound company that is leading the industry and setting the standard of excellence.

Should the selected candidate meet the qualifications of a more experienced level in the career path, the job level may be adjusted.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline required
  • ABET EAC certified bachelor’s degree in Engineering or a master’s degree in Engineering is required
  • Minimum of four (4) years’ experience in an applicable role after earning the bachelor’s degree required
    • Applicable Masters counts as one (1) year of experience
  • Strong PCB development experience highly preferred
  • Experience at various stages of developing, deploying, and supporting control modules for embedded systems highly preferred
  • Experience in Altium Designer highly preferred
  • Experience with CAN communication highly preferred
  • Experience with power distribution systems highly preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be able to work with team members and work with minimal supervision
  • Must effectively interact with other associates, departments, operations, distributors, vendors, customers, etc.
  • Must be confident, dynamic, and successful in working as part of a team
  • Must be willing to travel up to 25% of the time, potentially on short notice, which may include flying


  • Develop, release, and support electronic modules for Altec’s control systems
  • Review schematic and PCB design within the group and provide technical insight and feedback
  • Work with fellow developers and/or technical experts to develop design solutions, best practices, and standards
  • Work with the team to develop and maintain component and circuit libraries
  • Provide strong mentorship and technical guidance to other developers
  • Support Operations, Sales, and Service in sustainment of Altec’s Customer First value
  • Follow established best practices and technical standards in all development work
  • Utilize Lean principles to improve our products and processes
  • May act as Lead Developer or in support of a Lead Developer
  • All other duties as assigned

Customer First  -  Enjoyment of Work  -  Family- Financial Stability  -  Integrity  -  People Are Our Greatest Strength  -  Quality  -  Spiritual Development  -  Teamwork

Altec offers a competitive salary that rewards performance and dedication, along with a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Medical, Dental and Prescription Drug Program
  • Retirement 401(k) Program
  • Vacation and Holidays
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Tuition Assistance Program
  • Employee Assistance and Mental Health/Substance Abuse Program
  • Life Insurance, Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance

Altec Industries, Inc. and its affiliates are equal opportunity employers and maintain affirmative action plans to recruit, retain, develop, and promote qualified individuals without unlawful consideration of race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. Altec strives to maintain a work environment free from unlawful discrimination and harassment, where associates are treated with respect and dignity.



Altec Inc., founded in 1929, is a privately held company headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama.  We were founded based upon values that place the customer first, and view people as our greatest strength. Altec has continued to grow, utilizing the same basic values, and over the years, those values have helped us to earn the trust and confidence of our customers worldwide. We remain committed to total customer satisfaction in everything we do. That’s why today, Altec is an innovative, financially sound company that is setting the standard for excellence in design, manufacturing and service; and that’s why you can rely on us to provide you with the stability of a well-managed company.

Altec specializes in the manufacture, sale, and service of aerial devices, digger derricks, cranes, and specialty equipment for the electric utility, telecommunications, tree care, construction, and light and sign maintenance industries in more than 120 countries.

At Altec, advanced technology efforts are aimed, without exception, at helping customers work “Safer and Smarter.” Altec invests more resources than any other manufacturer in the advancement of safety, reliability, uptime and low cost of ownership.



St. Joseph, Missouri is a friendly city planted down by the banks of the Missouri River.  Located less than 50 miles north of Kansas City it is known for its close community. Locals and new residents of St. Joseph form friendships at a variety of events such as jazz festivals, outdoor activities on a 26-mile green parkway and seasonal tailgating parties. In St. Joseph, you will surely enjoy ample opportunities to make new friends and memories. Find out more at: www.choosestjoseph.com


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